Andy Wirth has seen quite a bit of action in his time. He has an interest in sport activities on both a personal and professional level, with a long-standing career in the resort industry.
Andy Wirth started out in 1986 with an internship at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. He stayed with the company through several changes in name and management, until he eventually found himself a position as the CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in California in 2010. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/ and http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno
Quickly he proved himself worthy of this title by upgrading the resort and greatly increasing its popularity within just a single year. Through his hard work and dedication, the company has since become one of the most successful ski destinations in the world and he hopes to continue improving with time.
In addition to his resort business, Andy Wirth was appointed chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board in 2013. His experience has allowed him to help create flights to resorts in several states, as well as Canada. Wirth also spends time involved in philanthropy for the benefit of the environment and the community, particularly near Lake Tahoe.
However, Andy Wirth has also had his struggles. In late 2013 he went on a skydiving excursion and almost lost his life. With a bloody and nearly detached arm after falling into a vineyard, Wirth was prepared to die of blood loss.
Luckily, through the help of surgical procedures and therapy, Wirth was able to leave the hospital and eventually go back to work. According to him, recovery has been a difficult journey, but since his injury he has been working to get back in shape and start doing the activities he enjoys once again, such as swimming and bicycle riding.